The Divorced Girl Smiling Podcast
What is it Like to Date and Fall in Love After 50

What is it Like to Date and Fall in Love After 50

August 29, 2021

Dating after 50 can be challenging, but falling in love at this age is nothing short of blissful. In this episode, I offer reasons why love after 50 is wonderful, and tips for dating in your 50s. Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/what-it-is-like-to-fall-in-love-after-50/

Divorce Regret: Advice for Second Thoughts and Doubts

Divorce Regret: Advice for Second Thoughts and Doubts

August 22, 2021

Having divorce regret and doubts is very normal and understandable. After all, divorce isn't an easy decision. In this episode, I address why people have doubts, how to handle your doubts and regret, and why I really don't like the word "regret." I also read an email I received from a divorced guy who writes, "I've broken my own heart." Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/regretting-a-breakup-advice-for-second-thoughts-and-doubts/

Should I Keep Dating a Separated Man Who Isn’t Divorced Yet?

Should I Keep Dating a Separated Man Who Isn’t Divorced Yet?

August 15, 2021

Dating after divorce can get complicated, especially when you start seeing someone who is separated, but not officially divorced yet. In this episode, I offer insight and advice on the subject. Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/should-i-keep-dating-a-separated-man-going-through-a-divorce/

He Has a Girlfriend Already! Why Men Date So Quickly After Divorce and Why it Hurts

He Has a Girlfriend Already! Why Men Date So Quickly After Divorce and Why it Hurts

August 8, 2021

You've been separated for only a few weeks and you find out your ex already has a girlfriend. It's like a bomb dropping! In this episode I discuss why people move on so quickly and why it feels like a punch in the stomach. Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/my-ex-moved-on-immediately-3-seconds-after-we-got-separated-in-fact/

10 Tips to Getting Your Self-Esteem Back After Divorce

10 Tips to Getting Your Self-Esteem Back After Divorce

August 1, 2021

It's pretty normal to suffer from low self-esteem during and even after divorce. So, how do you get it back? Here are 10 tips by Dr. Mary Beth Wilkas Janke, Clinical Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Consultant and Professor, and my dear friend from college! Learn more:https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/how-to-get-your-self-esteem-back-after-divorce-10-tips/

When the Divorce is YOUR Decision

When the Divorce is YOUR Decision

July 25, 2021

Divorce is hard no matter who decides to leave who, but what if YOU'RE the one who wanted the divorce? My guest, Life Coach, Sheila Jacobson and I discuss common feelings and how to cope. Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/honey-i-want-a-divorce-when-a-woman-decides-to-leave/

What You Need (and Don’t Need) To Be Happy After Divorce

What You Need (and Don’t Need) To Be Happy After Divorce

July 18, 2021

Wondering if you are going to be happy after divorce and how to get there? Here are my 12 things you need (and don't need) to be happy as you move on after your divorce. Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/what-you-need-and-dont-need-for-happiness-after-divorce-and-how-to-move-on-after-divorce/

Forgiveness: What it Really Means and How it Will Change Your Life for the Better

Forgiveness: What it Really Means and How it Will Change Your Life for the Better

July 11, 2021

Are you struggling to forgive your ex or someone else in your life? If so, this entire episode is dedicated to the subject of forgiveness. My guest, author and speaker, Karen Kaplan and I talk about what forgiveness really means, how to forgive if you can't figure it out, and the benefits you will get if you embrace forgiveness. Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/3-reasons-why-forgiving-your-ex-is-the-right-thing-to-do/

Divorce Anxiety: Causes, Symptoms and Tips to Calm You

Divorce Anxiety: Causes, Symptoms and Tips to Calm You

July 4, 2021

Are you experiencing a lot of anxiety during your divorce? Of course you are. In this week's episode, my guest is Mollie Kopp, M.A., a Chicago based therapist who has a large focus in her practice on anxiety. Mollie and I discuss causes of anxiety, symptoms, and tips on how you can stay calm and have a good quality of life, even during your divorce. Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/dealing-with-divorce-anxiety-by-thinking-differently/

Stop Calling Your Ex a Narcissist

Stop Calling Your Ex a Narcissist

June 27, 2021

Are you getting divorced because your ex is a narcissist? Let's talk about the word narcissist. In this episode, my guest, Susan Guthrie, divorce attorney and mediator, discuss how the word narcissist is overused, and what a narcissist really is. But regardless of whether or not your soon-to-be ex is or isn't a narcissist, we offer tips on how to deal with someone who displays symptoms of narcissism, whether he or she is one or not. Learn more: https://www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com/

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